Coughing and vomitting

My fourteen year old sister usually coughs almost all the time since a month now. Recently, she now vomits each time she coughs even in the middle of the night. She has tried some cough medicines to no avail. Kindly tell me the cause of this problem as well as the solution.

Festus (by SMS)

 

Coughing and vomiting in a young adult can be caused by many factors, chief of which is a chest infection. This infection can be caused by viral or bacterial organisms and in some cases, have an allergic background. It is in view of this that your sister will require an urgent medical attention where she can be thoroughly investigated and the cause of her ailment as well as the best treatment confirmed.

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